The Jane Goodall Act Could Make Groundbreaking Strides for Captive Wildlife in Canada

The Jane Goodall Act Could Make Groundbreaking Strides for Captive Wildlife in Canada

A recently introduced bill could become one of Canada’s strongest captive animal welfare laws – and it’s named after a conservation hero who has changed the hearts of millions through her work with primates. The Jane Goodall Act would ban the new captivity of great apes and elephants, ban performances by these animals and cetaceans, […]

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Petition: Tell Sri Lankan Officials to Protect Elephants and Their Habitats

Petition: Tell Sri Lankan Officials to Protect Elephants and Their Habitats

Elephants, an endangered species, face a multitude of threats to their survival, most of which are at the hands of humans. They are trophy-hunted, pushed out of their natural habitat, poached for their ivory, neglected in zoos, exploited for various tourist attractions, and forced to perform in circuses. Now, a new threat has joined these […]

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Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Research found that endangered primates including the Sumatran orangutan and western lowland gorilla are vulnerable to coronavirus infection because of shared genetic similarities to humans. Like the tigers at the Bronx zoo that likely caught the coronavirus from zookeepers, scientists say the potential for humans to give the virus to endangered animals is likely. Study […]

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Petition: Big Mammals Suffer Brain Damage in Captivity According to Research

Petition: Big Mammals Suffer Brain Damage in Captivity According to Research

Many animals, most notably big mammals, often exhibit signs of duress as a result of being held in zoos or aquariums. These activities can include behaving in an abnormally aggressive manner, pacing, or even engaging in self-destructive behaviors. One expert in this field is Shubhobroto Ghosh, the Wildlife Projects Manager for Animals in the Wild, […]

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